Sailing News

Olympic Classes – Semaine Olympique – Hyères FRA – Buckingham and Barnard USA on 12 and 13 in the Standards, Railey 23rd in the Radials after 2 races.

Big show by the Australian Laser Team taking the first five places in the Lasers Standard (69 boats) after two races: Sam Meech AUS won both races and leads ahead of Tom Burton, Matthew Wearn, Finn Alexander and Luke Elliot. The ranks of the USA sailors are 12th Charlie Buckingham, 13th Christopher Barnard USA, 21st Malcolm Lamphere USA and 34th Paul Didham USA. — Shared lead in the Lasers Radial (50 boats) with Maria Erdi HUN on 1st and Caroline Rosmo NOR on 2nd. Jacinta Ainsworth AUS is 3rd. Paige Railey USA follows on rank 23, Coralie Vittecoq CAN is 43rd. — Mengfan Gao CHN is on rank 1 in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Mattia Camboni ITA and Radoslaw Furmanski POL. No North Americans among the 48 participants. — Familiar names are on top of the RS:X women windsurfers with Peina Chen CHN on 1st, Charline Picon FRA on 2nd and Bryony Shaw GBR on 3rd. No North Americans among the 30 participants. — Top sailing conditions prevailed on the first day of the 51st Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères for the 197 sailors from 49 nations with endless sun and a moderate breeze from the shore in the morning and from the sea in the afternoon. — All ranking lists, the news of day 1 and the event website.